The following reference resources are available through the Ball State Libraries (log in required from off campus):
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (2001), edited by Nicolas Slonimsky and Laura Kuhn
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2006), by Colin Larkin
The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television (2008), by Thomas S. Hischak
Click here for a OneSearch results list of encyclopedias and dictionaries available online through the Libraries' catalog.
Reference Sources that may be useful for music research:
Oxford Dictionary of English (2011)
The Oxford Dictionary of English Usage (2014)